Duluth collected over 4,000 gallons of used paint at a receent Community Clean-Up Day. Courtesy City of Duluth

Duluth declares clean-up day success

Duluth’s recent Community Clean-Up Day had over 1,000 vehicles drive through bringing items not normally allowed in general garbage disposal. The city collected over 4,000 gallons of used paint. Of that, 2,000 gallons were recycled with Atlanta Paint Disposal. Flammable aerosols, auto fluids, pesticides, etc. were taken and disposed of by Safety-Kleen.

The city also collected two dump truck loads of used tires, five dump truck loads of scrap metal, eleven dumpsters full of general trash, and four dumpsters full of yard debris. By the end of the day, all recycling dumpsters were overflowing.

City officials credited the Public Works department, Planning & Development department, city staff and volunteers for helping make this day possible for citizens to dispose of these items free of charge.

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